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Punch Techniques

Simple Procedure. Big Difference.

Acne scars can cause immense emotional distress. However, punch grafts can help you bid them goodbye forever.

Punch Technique for acne scars | Epiderma Clinic

Punch Technique for acne scars in Jayanagar | Epiderma Clinic


Acne scars of different degree / severity needs different treatment approach. Dermatosurgical procedures like Punch techniques are mostly used for treating the large & deep acne scars like ice pick and boxcar scars. The depressed scars are analysed and treated either by excising the scar or filling it with a graft improving the texture and look of the skin.

Punch Technique for acne scars in Jayanagar | Epiderma Clinic

How does Punch Technique Works at Epiderma

Punch Technique for acne scars in Jayanagar | Epiderma Clinic provides the best punch technique for treating the large & deep acne scars.

  1. Punch Excision involves removal of ice pick scar by punching using punch tool. The punch size is similar to the acne size. The punched site is sutured leaving behind a thin/light scar which is less noticeable than the ice pick scar.  
  2. Punch Grafting involves 2 steps. First, removal of the scar by punching it with punch tool. Second, replacing the punched area with a skin graft taken from other body part (mostly back of ear). Suture or surgical tissue glue or steri-strips is applied for adhesion of graft. Punch grafting technique is used for treating boxcar acne scars or deep depressed scars. The depressed area is raised to level of the surrounding skin. 
  3. Punch Elevation is one more technique involving punching of the scar and elevating the base by influencing the collagen production. 
Punch Technique Procedure Details:
  • Acne scar is identified and marked for procedure. Skin is prepared for punch procedure.
  • Topical anaesthesia is applied for numbing the skin area.
  • Opted punch technique is done.
  • In case of grafting/elevation, tissue glue or steri-strips is applied 
  • Dressing is done for avoiding dislocation of grafts.  
  • Patient is asked to rest for some time and reviewed frequently for checking the healing process. 
Benefits of Punch Techniques:

Here are the benefits of Punch Technique for acne scars in Jayanagar:

  • Treatment of deep-seated acne scars
  • Punch technique can be combined with other procedures for enhanced results
  • Minimal downtime and results are visible in 4-6 weeks 
  • Smoothened skin texture with fresh look. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The severity and no. of acne scars on faces determines the apt punching technique and no. of sessions required for achieving the desired results. Dermato-surgeon analyses the acne scar and recommends the procedure best suiting the skin scar resolution.

Punching technique involves deep layers of skin and healing of the punched area takes around 1-2 weeks followed by 3-5 weeks for resolution. One can start seeing the results in 6-8 weeks post procedure.

Yes. The dermatosurgeon applies the topical anaesthesia for numbing the skin surface. Post procedure, patient may feel discomfort for some time.

Depending upon the type of procedure done, the patient is instructed by the dermato-surgeon  or patient advisor.

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